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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 41  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 920-922

Diagnosing primary malignancy in leptomeningeal carcinomatosis by using CSF cytology and immunohistochemistry: A case report

1 Department of Medical Oncology, Dr BLK Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Pathology, Dr BLK Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Senior Director and HOD of Medical Oncology Department, Dr. BL Kapur Hospital, Pusa Road, Radha Soami Satsang, Rajendra Place, New Delhi - 110 005
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DOI: 10.4103/ijmpo.ijmpo_267_20

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We present a rare case of recurrent carcinoma of gallbladder with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) cytology showed atypical cells, which were suspicious for malignancy on initial reporting. Diagnosis of malignancy and primary from hepatobiliary source was confirmed by doing immunohistochemistry on CSF cell block.

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